West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Bridgetown June 30, 2011

Dhoni done in by wrong replay

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MS Dhoni was wrongly dismissed off a no-ball in the first innings of the second Test between West Indies and India, as the incorrect replay was shown to the third umpire. The ICC has confirmed the error by the host broadcaster, IMG Media, which the match referee Chris Broad said was an "honest" mistake.

Dhoni had chipped a catch to mid-on off Fidel Edwards in the 59th over. After Dhoni completed the stroke, the on-field umpire Ian Gould signalled that the bowler had overstepped and then asked the third umpire Gregory Brathwaite to verify the decision. The replays showed that Edwards had a good portion of his foot behind the crease, prompting Brathwaite to deem it a legitimate delivery, and Dhoni was ruled out.

It later emerged that Brathwaite had been shown the wrong replay and that the delivery that led to Dhoni's dismissal should have been called a no-ball.

"The host broadcaster for this series, IMG Media, acknowledged the mistake and has apologised," Broad said. "Having looked into the situation, I am satisfied it was an unfortunate but honest mistake in what is a tense and live environment."

Broad also said there was no scope for redressing the mistake. "Seeing as the game has continued, clearly there is no opportunity to reverse the decision. We are forced now put it behind us and move on with the remainder of the match."

IMG acknowledged the error and tried to explain how it occurred. "IMG Media takes its responsibilities on this matter very seriously," their spokesman said. "This was a case of human error, compounded by a senior replay operative having to return home at very short notice."

Dhoni had the misfortune of being dismissed off a no-ball in the second innings of the first Test as well, when the umpires missed the bowler Devendra Bishoo cutting the return crease with his back leg.

In its release, the ICC pointed out that if this series had the Decision Review System, an ICC official would have been present to monitor the broadcast.

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  • anilkanduri on July 3, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    Will Mr.Chris Broad respond the same way,if the English were touring Windies??

  • tappee74 on July 3, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    Even life,the perfection,the truth,that without compare, is not without error. Errors have been the companion that journeys the travels of consciousness.Mistakes will happen, some will be corrected, others will have to be taken in good faith.Dhoni should not have been given out,but he had to go. In the second innings of the second test Shiv was also a victim of a bad decision,but he also had to go.We must thank these goodly men { umpires} for the job they have been doing, their decisions are based on their judgement that manifest in a split moment, and they do as they see fit. The world have a lot of time to review,they don't.

  • on July 3, 2011, 2:11 GMT

    well said Samavb,Leave Dhoni alone,the team comes before personal records, which shows he is not selfish.Koli are you from other planet

  • hellraiser9 on July 2, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Dhoni played a shot in air and caught by fielder but so what? that doesnt rule out the fact that Edwards over stepped the line and it should be NO BALL. Player caught on No ball is NOT OUT and people here have missed out simple logic and what many have failed to understand that when umpiring standards are so low and people are given OUT even when they are NOTOUT and you expect them to score 100s or 50s.. For a guy who is not top order batsman coming at no.7 with an avg 40 in tests with 4 hundreds and 15 50s is not a bad record ..especially when he is a shrewd captain with team winning almost all series played so far with 15 victories out of 22 odd matches he has captained so far I think Dhoni should be left alone and he is NOTOUT twice in his 3 dismissals.. raina , kohli , bhajji all have been victims.. and what is more irritating is people are ready to pounce on dhoni with slightest chance given to them ,its DISGUSTING,LIKE IT OR NOT Dhoni will stay for another 5 yrs minimum

  • stringbok on July 2, 2011, 9:54 GMT

    In its release, the ICC pointed out that if this series had the Decision Review System, an ICC official would have been present to monitor the broadcast.

    Excellent....serves Dhoni right. The words peotic and justice spring to mind.

  • gitapat on July 2, 2011, 2:15 GMT

    While this issue throws up new problems on declaring dismissals on TV it hardly made any difference to the game itself as Dhoni makes no impact in a Test Match-he would been out in the next over

  • the_blue_android on July 2, 2011, 1:40 GMT

    pakistan did well for 2011 WC, but eventually lost to a much better team even though the better team had a bad day...

  • on July 1, 2011, 23:08 GMT

    who cares...even if he was given not out...he wouldnt have lasted long...

  • amerch786 on July 1, 2011, 22:54 GMT

    First off, BCCI is against UDRS because they will not get any cut from the implementation of the technology. It is not about saving cricket or any other BS BCCI comes up with.

    As for Dhoni and other bad decisions, it happens. This is cricket. Weren't some of you cheering Inzamam's out "struck the ball" when he was just trying to defend himself? That was also referred to third umpire and was given out. Although it wasn't. Comeon guys...this happens in cricket. If you want to make noise, please tell BCCI to approve UDRS. They already know it helps...they just won't make money off of it :)

  • KingOwl on July 1, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    gandabhai: India was not the best team in the tournament. There were quite a few teams of equal skill at the top. India won it only because the final was played in India.

  • anilkanduri on July 3, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    Will Mr.Chris Broad respond the same way,if the English were touring Windies??

  • tappee74 on July 3, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    Even life,the perfection,the truth,that without compare, is not without error. Errors have been the companion that journeys the travels of consciousness.Mistakes will happen, some will be corrected, others will have to be taken in good faith.Dhoni should not have been given out,but he had to go. In the second innings of the second test Shiv was also a victim of a bad decision,but he also had to go.We must thank these goodly men { umpires} for the job they have been doing, their decisions are based on their judgement that manifest in a split moment, and they do as they see fit. The world have a lot of time to review,they don't.

  • on July 3, 2011, 2:11 GMT

    well said Samavb,Leave Dhoni alone,the team comes before personal records, which shows he is not selfish.Koli are you from other planet

  • hellraiser9 on July 2, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Dhoni played a shot in air and caught by fielder but so what? that doesnt rule out the fact that Edwards over stepped the line and it should be NO BALL. Player caught on No ball is NOT OUT and people here have missed out simple logic and what many have failed to understand that when umpiring standards are so low and people are given OUT even when they are NOTOUT and you expect them to score 100s or 50s.. For a guy who is not top order batsman coming at no.7 with an avg 40 in tests with 4 hundreds and 15 50s is not a bad record ..especially when he is a shrewd captain with team winning almost all series played so far with 15 victories out of 22 odd matches he has captained so far I think Dhoni should be left alone and he is NOTOUT twice in his 3 dismissals.. raina , kohli , bhajji all have been victims.. and what is more irritating is people are ready to pounce on dhoni with slightest chance given to them ,its DISGUSTING,LIKE IT OR NOT Dhoni will stay for another 5 yrs minimum

  • stringbok on July 2, 2011, 9:54 GMT

    In its release, the ICC pointed out that if this series had the Decision Review System, an ICC official would have been present to monitor the broadcast.

    Excellent....serves Dhoni right. The words peotic and justice spring to mind.

  • gitapat on July 2, 2011, 2:15 GMT

    While this issue throws up new problems on declaring dismissals on TV it hardly made any difference to the game itself as Dhoni makes no impact in a Test Match-he would been out in the next over

  • the_blue_android on July 2, 2011, 1:40 GMT

    pakistan did well for 2011 WC, but eventually lost to a much better team even though the better team had a bad day...

  • on July 1, 2011, 23:08 GMT

    who cares...even if he was given not out...he wouldnt have lasted long...

  • amerch786 on July 1, 2011, 22:54 GMT

    First off, BCCI is against UDRS because they will not get any cut from the implementation of the technology. It is not about saving cricket or any other BS BCCI comes up with.

    As for Dhoni and other bad decisions, it happens. This is cricket. Weren't some of you cheering Inzamam's out "struck the ball" when he was just trying to defend himself? That was also referred to third umpire and was given out. Although it wasn't. Comeon guys...this happens in cricket. If you want to make noise, please tell BCCI to approve UDRS. They already know it helps...they just won't make money off of it :)

  • KingOwl on July 1, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    gandabhai: India was not the best team in the tournament. There were quite a few teams of equal skill at the top. India won it only because the final was played in India.

  • johnathonjosephs on July 1, 2011, 22:21 GMT

    @Snowsnake use common sense yaar.. With no UDRS or third umpire, Dhoni would have been out anyways. IF the television people have gotten it right (which this is probably the first instance i have ever heard of them getting it wrong), Dhoni would have been saved. What would you pick? 99% chance of Dhoni saved on a no ball or 0% chance of Dhoni being saved on a no ball. You take your pick

  • johnathonjosephs on July 1, 2011, 20:52 GMT

    @gandabhai true India looked one of the best teams in the tournament, but even a monkey will tell you that they would not have made it if they didn't have UDRS in the semifinal. Nobody in that match made above 30 except for Tendulkar who made 80 odd. If that decision was not overturned, India would have had a score under 200 for sure and we probably would have witnessed an upset

  • on July 1, 2011, 20:18 GMT

    this is interesting ... who knows which replay is shown to the umpire for third umpire review .. hmmh :)

  • gandabhai on July 1, 2011, 17:39 GMT

    @Hari vidi , Come on all you pakistani fans . India were the best team of the tournament by far . They deserved to win the world cup more than anyone else . And be prepared , If 'SUPER DHONI' is still the captain for the next world cup , they will win that too .

  • on July 1, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    I love Dhoni...but I am happy to hear that Dhoni was adjusted out off a no ball... Don't get me wrong or make no mistakes...this UDRS system played a crucial role in India's semi-final win over Pakistan in Worldcup....(Idiot Indian Cricket board...use your brains..Had Sachin been cheaply dismissed as Umpire's decisition India would have not even entered finals....) only bcz of UDRS he got life & went on to score 85.... Dhoni...you deserve this harsh decision boss!!!

  • on July 1, 2011, 15:44 GMT

    Doesnt matter - India will still win the test and the person who committed the "honest human mistake" will find his efforts gone wasted.

  • SnowSnake on July 1, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    This shows how ineffective DRS might be. With all the technology and bureaucracy, decision making can still be wrong if the third umpire reviews wrong footage. With decision such as these I doubt that BCCI can ever be convinced of DRS. When DRS worked in India's favor, a 1.5 meter rule was pulled out of the hat. ICC needs to get the review process ironed out. For the money that boards will spend, they have to be absolutely sure that DRS works!

  • on July 1, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    Grow up people. its just an a mistake. let it go or u go to school again

  • on July 1, 2011, 14:40 GMT

    @Awais Ahmed, there was nothing wrong in Sachin's reffered decision; the ball would have spun and missed the stumps. Not out was the correct decision to be given.

  • srriaj317 on July 1, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    If I recall correctly, IMG is the company managing the IPL as wll innit? Well, at least I now know the company managing the SLPL HAS to be better! Jokes aside, I think this is a serious indicator that we need hard-core technology to step in the form of sensors in the crease to automatically call no-balls since I have noticed umpires are very lax about it nowadays. The rules state that even if the bowler's heel is on the line, it is a no ball but I don't see umpires calling it. I also agree with a few others here that this decision is Gould's fault. If he thinks it's a no-ball, he should call it immediately - not wait for the ball to be dead and go up to the TV. I can bet my life earnings that if that ball had been hit for a boundary, Gould would have NEVER called for a no-ball check.

  • mathewjohn2176 on July 1, 2011, 14:19 GMT

    @ Awais ahmed, read the article ,understand then comment..That saeed ajmal delivery was turned down by the hawk eye UDRS method..so India can't do anything about it..here the problem is wrong replay showed to third umpire..seriously pakistanis need to come out of saeed ajmal lbw decision ,it shows hawkeye is not foolproof..Pakistan butter fingers in fielding is the cause,get over it

  • King_Anish on July 1, 2011, 14:12 GMT

    If Broad cannot take any action against the broadcaster or call the batsman back, he should the one to be shown the door first. See how casually he handled the matter, absolutely irresponsible and utterly careless.

  • BellCurve on July 1, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    Poor Dhoni. He cannot afford this. He turns 30 next week. Yet he is averaging well under 40 and hasn't scored 3000 Test runs. He seems destined to be remember as "average" or "ordinary".

  • on July 1, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    I think they are doing this on purpose....all the other boards want India to adopt UDRS...

  • on July 1, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    tit for tat here, recall pak india semifinal worldcup where sachin was out off ajmal bowl but replay showed ball did not hit wicket, when india can do these sorts of things why other countries dont common bear it please

  • KenyCric on July 1, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    @ushakiran - looks like you need someone from south to be Indian Capi ;) - if dhoni is a nonproducing cap then maybe you wanna try it out ... Now re the 'honest mistake' - is there any sane decision maker in ICC who can rather blamming it on non-DRS situation for this series, think of adding an 'extra supervisor' who do not have to suddenly go home and can monitor the proceedings? What a pathetic excuse - this type of mistakes wouldn't go without an audit at any of the regular jobs that we all perform everyday!

  • on July 1, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    I saw a few guys guys accusing Ten cricket for this. Well The broadcaster is IMG not Ten sports.. Ten sports only have telecasting the broadcast in India for this series.

  • DubaiSiva on July 1, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    If the third umpire's duty involves only taking a decision based on looking at replays then ICC should also oversee the process whether the right frame been picked or replays have been shown. I feel there should be a maker/ checker process before submission of the screens to the third umpire by not 'media men', but by ICC appointed officials. This will bring indendence to the process. That this has hapenned against Dhoni particularly when Indian cricket and personally Dhoni is at a high creates room for suspiscion. Why was this not investigated? No penalties for the people involved?

  • Vilander on July 1, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    this mistake in the context of the game and opponenets might be not as costly as to warrant any further interest but what if this happened in a match against England this summer ?.

    and can Mr Broad be fined for this, he has to be, even players make human mistakes on field dissent etc, they get fined..

  • DubaiSiva on July 1, 2011, 12:53 GMT

    Reveresed decisions should be allowed to be reversed for such blatant errors !!. Amend the rules.

  • Lahori_Munde on July 1, 2011, 12:38 GMT

    I guess this supports BCCI theory on UDRS. UDRS made even the bigger blunder then the onfield umpire sometime makes. The onfield umpires make mistakes because they have to make decision in split second with seeing replay, but no excuse for the UDRS in this case..

  • flyingmachinee on July 1, 2011, 11:43 GMT

    @ushakiran.........Dhoni is the greatest indian captain ever and the best captain in the world at present..........india went to the final of wc bcoz of dhonis captaincy and won the final and wc coz of dhoni the batsman.........i dunno wat made u 2say tat hes a non playin captain????any reasons fr tellin that he wud have gotout in next 2 balls?????

  • Desilathha on July 1, 2011, 10:56 GMT

    This is done deliberately, just to prove to Dhoni and team India the importance of DRS.

  • IndianBlue on July 1, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    This was not an "HONEST" human error. This was intentional. Now a days ICC is doing such mistakes & avoiding it by saying it a human error instead of investigating it. When the field umpire is giving a wrong LBW/Catch/Run OUT decisions, then you can say it was a human error. When a third umpire is giving a decision You can never call this an error. This is really RIDICULOUS. Before giving a decision they should check step by step. HUH..... Even I can give error free decisions. Unfortunately it all happens with India. The same error happened with Sachin in IPL this year. Then whats the usage of technologies? I am saying , If the ICC governing body reading this comment, then my request is,"Give me a chance , If I will do any mistakes then I will pay for this"HUh...... All this are drama. And day by day the rule & regulation are going bad. Like the power play decision.

  • Vijayck on July 1, 2011, 9:22 GMT

    Same could have happened with DRS also, wrong footage can be shown intentionally, hence DRS can be fixed !!!!???!!!!

  • SyedKabirHussainy on July 1, 2011, 9:00 GMT

    This is a matter where machine is taking over decisions. This is a start of technology mistakes that we sure will be seeing in future also. An ICC official couldn't have avoided this as he was not running the replay. On the other hand ICC should draft some policies/codes to take care of such errors. I think Broad had not anything to look back that was in writing by ICC otherwise his answer wan not an honest mistake.

  • anurag4u10 on July 1, 2011, 8:49 GMT

    so far dere have been 8 poor decisns from umpiires . assuming that a poor decn has 50% chance to go against either team then d probabilty dat all 8 will go against india is almst 0.4%. which is almost impossible. now are these decns really honest mistakes or is sumting else cooking behind d scene

  • EbyVincent on July 1, 2011, 8:34 GMT

    I think 6 wrong decisions is taken in first Test purposefully to force India to take UDRS system. They are basically want to convince them by making wrong decisions

  • EbyVincent on July 1, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    When Raina made a reaction to bad umpiring he was fined 25 %. So to this decision Match Refree and Third Umpire should be fined atleast 50%. They are the ones who are supposed to make sure this does not happen. This is not first time, when Match official are doing such a thing in this series already 6 decision have gone wrong in first Test. And now third umpires also makes mistake. Surely the Mr. Board is not doing it right.

  • on July 1, 2011, 8:01 GMT

    Interesting statement from ICC about UDRS:In its release, the ICC pointed out that if this series had the Decision Review System, an ICC official would have been present to monitor the broadcast. Are they trying to force India in to agreeing to use the system by giving wrong decisions? If that is the case then they need to re-think.

  • ushakiran on July 1, 2011, 7:58 GMT

    i think its not big matter.if he was saved by no ball.he would gone 2 next ball.he is the non playing captain knowww.how lucky he is.

  • on July 1, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    The no ball would have earned India a additional run even if we ignore loss of Dhoni's wicket. What if India lose by a run or the match ends up in a tie ?  Can ICC explain what they will do ?

    This is ridiculous - irony is if the decision was left to on-field umpire w/o technology, he would have made the right decision. This incident will be big boon for UDRS opposers (I am not)!

  • ravikumar07 on July 1, 2011, 6:59 GMT

    Henceforth all honest mistakes must be accepted when playing on the field if we go by Mr. Broad's statement. My goodness what a dumb thing to say by Mr. Broad. Pray rell me Mr.Broad what is an honest mistake and how do you differentiate between honest and dishonest, Very bizarre. What if something like this had happened when an English batsman was at the crease at a crucial juncture in a match and the English team went on to lose the match. Wonder what your reaction would have been?. If India lose this match the match must be invalidated. If India wins or draws this match then this controversial decision can be accepted

  • on July 1, 2011, 6:37 GMT

    Its inexplicable how both the ICC and the host broadcaster are blaming "human error" and making a case for the Drs when this is a totally different issue. After all if it wasn't for Gould suspecting a No-ball in the first place, the matter wouldn't have been referred to the TV umpire, proving good umpiring is still the need of the day. What has technology got to do with the broadcaster's blunder/purposeful fraud of showing the third umpire a wrong replay? What has the Drs got to do with this. This is absurd.

  • Jaggadaaku on July 1, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    What could DRS make difference when the third umpires make mistakes like these. India suffered these kind of bad decisions in SL back in the year of 2008 when they last time accepted UDRS. All Indian batsmen was looking not-out on TV replays, given them out. And all SL batsmen were looking out in replays, given them not-out. So, India learned that time if we have DRS or not, the third umpire takes decision whatever he wants. And there is no punishment for umpires in cricket. All three umpires are like more than god in cricket. There should be new system out there in the cricket, which should be installed near the stump inside the land on both side of the pitch or should be built-in the stumps. That system should speak loudly each time when bowler bowls valid and also speaks when there is no balls and the over finishes. And there should be 2-3 members for third umpires decisions. Field umpires should not have much responsibilities. And field umpires should not wear black glasses.

  • VEGHA on July 1, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    Ten sports is always showing importance for ads.Once batsman got out they do not wait till he is waling back to Pavilion and also they are not showing any replays immediately.The quality is also very bad,they are pure commercial based and they are not doing anything for game

  • on July 1, 2011, 5:56 GMT

    Honestly speaking..... an ERR is INHUMANE!!!!!

  • on July 1, 2011, 5:45 GMT

    Every one says MSD played a bad shot. Yes, he might have done after hearing "no ball" call from the umpire. Batsman do change the shot on hearing the no ball call. Having said the above, I still feel that it was a mistake like giving out caught behind or lbw wrongly (human error!!!). It is not a big matter to ponder over except that in future, the ICC has to take enough measure so that such things are not repeated (for any team).

  • ranjitpp on July 1, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    nice honest error! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • on July 1, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    @kanuparthi ok,so according to you whenevr a batsman will get out next time on no ball, umpire shoud decide whether the batsman played a good shot or not,he deserves or not to get out or how many run he scored in last few matches,if everything is against batsman then leave the no ball behind and give him out....wow!!!!that will be great. even in the last match dhoni was out on a no ball,looks like umpire already decided how to decide whether the shot was good or not to get out.

  • on July 1, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    Ten sports must be worst sports broadcaster in the whole world, they are only interested ads than live match no wonder they missed the no ball, anyway dhoni played a stupid shot hope he will try to score some runs in the second innings.

  • lambora on July 1, 2011, 4:57 GMT

    Very strange reply from Broad 'honest mistake', it means mistakes are also honest, and what about the host broadcaster, why was not panelised, if a player found guilty he is punished why not the broadcaster. Though the shot Dhoni player was a poor one and he deserved to be out. He is not a tailender who played such poor shot on a bad delivery.

  • on July 1, 2011, 4:56 GMT

    ho ho ho, ICC trying to grind its axe, eh? What if the ICC official also makes the mistake? Remember how 3 ICC umpires got together and gave Inzy out when he was taking evasive action, or how an ICC official "forgot" to turn up the microphone.

  • on July 1, 2011, 4:53 GMT

    these type of mistakes are deplorable at a time that udrs is being made compulsory.there is simply too much responsibility and scope for manipulation with the technical crew.and guys,stop sympathising with dhoni.he could not have known that they were no balls before throwing his wicket away.this guy is lucky.over the last 6 months he has played only 1 good innings that was in cwc final which has shrouded his failures.and he has never played a good test innings under pressure,so i don't think the decisions cost india much.

  • anver777 on July 1, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    Poor Dhoni is already not in great form with the bat these days.... above this, all these no ball dismissals is not helping him to gain his form back ......hope he will get a decent knock in the 2nd innings of 2nd test. Good Luck !!!!!!!!

  • MAHESHWARAN.S on July 1, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    what if the same mistake had happened in Ashes? think of aus ,or eng they would have blown this out boundaries ,but we indian board nothing just nothing

  • on July 1, 2011, 4:49 GMT

    All of us are supporting DHONI ... just relax INDIA will WIN this test too....

  • shrastogi on July 1, 2011, 4:38 GMT

    Referee's acceptance that Dhoni's dismissal was a mistake and that should end the debate. ICC should make sure such mistakes are not repeated. If the broadcaster repeats the mistake then there should be sufficient ground to take actiion.

  • randika_ayya on July 1, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    In days gone by we had so many matters like this in any given game. recently with the advent of technology things have improved markedly. Plus when DRS is used, there's a lot more professionalism involved with TV works because they get paid separately for it. Very unlike a regional broadcaster capturing the images and deploying regular employees for effects such as replays.

  • chunnie on July 1, 2011, 4:17 GMT

    To all those knocking the DRS... please note the last sentence: "In its release, the ICC pointed out that if this series had the Decision Review System, an ICC official would have been present to monitor the broadcast."

  • I.RAGHURAM on July 1, 2011, 4:15 GMT

    In the last para it is mentioned that "ICC pointed out that if this series had the Decision Review System, an ICC official would have been present to monitor the broadcast." WHAT A JOKE..... Was the 3rd Umpire not an ICC official ??? If he did'nt know that wrong feed was shown, how come another ICC official would have known ??? As far as I can understand, from the above statement, ICC is acknowledging that there is currently no person to monitor the feeds given by the broadcaster.. WHICH MEANS THAT ALL 3RD UMPIRE DECISIONS ARE OUTSOURCED ????

  • sanjivcena1 on July 1, 2011, 3:56 GMT

    Dhoni suffered again, 1st test ..1st innings , wicket taken by Bishoo was a suspected no ball ....tht time umpire didnt call for the third umpire , replays clearly indicated...cant understand wats GOING IN WESTINDIES........

  • spec12 on July 1, 2011, 3:25 GMT

    It would have made no difference to Dhoni's individual score. When was the last time he played a key innings outside India ? DRS, Third-umpire, replay anything...his batting....you know how it is...

  • frommoonman on July 1, 2011, 3:03 GMT

    Time to FIRE Broad as a Referee...!

  • Isaac_7 on July 1, 2011, 2:32 GMT

    cant understand when your at 90mph plus why you need 2 get so close to the crease Fidel. Maybe if it were Sammy, but i just can't understand if you got searing pace, y risk the no-ball. and 2 all the Indians who feel hard done, the WI suffered for years, and frustratingly so to see Lara given out wrongfully so many times.

  • on July 1, 2011, 1:26 GMT

    Dhoni played a poor shot and paid the price, let's leave it at that. However, technology should be able to spot a no-ball automatically rather than have the umpire call for a replay. In this case, if indeed Ian Gould had called no-ball immediately, where was the necessity to ask for a replay ?

  • samincolumbia on July 1, 2011, 1:24 GMT

    Time to 'rest' Harbhajan and play Mishra/Ashwin!!

  • samincolumbia on July 1, 2011, 1:18 GMT

    So they could not even get a straightforward replay correct...and these are the bozos who are going to be relied upon to use the new technology and gizmos to come up with the correct decision?!

  • on July 1, 2011, 1:00 GMT

    You fools, this has nothing to do with the DRS. Many umpires these days check no-balls using the third umpire, there's nothing wrong with that. If one mistake is made, you don't throw out the technology completely. And @suresh_sksj: I'm sorry, but that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Let's do away with technology completely, see how many run outs we get right then, for a start. In the 60s and 70s, many run outs were adjudged wrongly.

  • kanuparthi on July 1, 2011, 0:49 GMT

    I don't seem to understand why a big deal is being made out of this. It wasn't an excellent delivery that MSD got out to. He hit the ball straight to the fielder. Everyone is making a big deal out of it as if it were a very close decision and the umpire messed it up. Yes, it is an error by the umpire. I don't see why people are missing the point that Dhoni hasn't played a good shot.

  • RAVI_BOPARA on July 1, 2011, 0:31 GMT

    FORGET THE UMPIRES, FORGET THE DRS, FORGET CRICKET!!! CRICKET IS GOING NO WHERE WITH DRS!!!

  • TywinLannister on June 30, 2011, 22:49 GMT

    Honest mistake? put it behind us and move on? ..easy for you to say, Mr.Broad... I want to know if the match referee took this information to the victim of this "honest" mistake and giving the press an indication of how Dhoni wanted to deal with this human error. It's just common courtesy - it's not like Dhoni is going to ask for an additional innings in return, to make up for it.

  • kumarcoolbuddy on June 30, 2011, 22:32 GMT

    @Vetrivendan Dhanushkodi, how can u say that he wud have added just 1 or 2 runs only?

  • rohanblue on June 30, 2011, 22:25 GMT

    @suresh_sksj , dude what a suggestion, let's boycott new helmets and bat wearing only cap, why wear a jersye in a cricket match? let's use wearing animal skins........

  • SRT_GENIUS on June 30, 2011, 22:22 GMT

    @P__P: A chain is as weak as it's weakest link.

  • sportsfan on June 30, 2011, 21:57 GMT

    Godfrey Pieters, i see your point. but it takes more to find an old replay of stepping into the popping crease than to get the latest (correct) one. t his can not be just a 'mistake'. but i can agree with your point that umpires are humans and they may mistakes. i can live with that. it is not just about MS. He may be able to get over it. but it is about cricket and honesty.

  • Worldchamps on June 30, 2011, 20:30 GMT

    In response to a comment from someone that India wouldn't have lost the wicket if they agreed to use DRS, India would have still lost a wicket and also wasted a challenge. This was a human mistake while using the review system.

  • Faldo on June 30, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    I think one thing that should be changed after incidents like this is to stop penalizing players for showing an expression of surprise or bewilderment in response to an umpire's decision. It is one thing when they openly question the umpire or protest against being out. However, in most cases with the decision making getting complex one cannot blame the players for not understanding or being confused about the reason they were given out. This may result in them casting a look at the umpire or taking a little longer than usual to walk. That should not be interpreted as dissent.

  • on June 30, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    I am not understanding why some people are saying that DRS would have helped. How could DRS help when the replay shown was wrong. It has nothing to do with DRS. Dhoni was caught on no-ball and broadcasters couldn't show the replay of that delivery after the on-field Umpire asked the third-umpire to confirm if it was not a no-ball. What DRS has to do with it?

  • on June 30, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    How can you show a wrong replay? Like a replay of some other delivery? If so how is that super-imposed with the completion of the catch???

  • on June 30, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    That was rather unfortunate. Humans r still in charge of the game and to err is human.These things happen all the time in cricket. MS is a tough guy and has already gotten over that. However the objective should be to minimize such occurrences.

  • CricketChat on June 30, 2011, 18:09 GMT

    I would say, every out should be reviewed now that DRS is going to be implemented all the time. Dhoni is safe for now despite flopping on this WI tour. A fringe player like Mukund or Vijay, will not be as lucky and could end their international career if these mistakes went against them. I think is time technology took over full time.

  • suresh_sksj on June 30, 2011, 17:42 GMT

    Well to avoid all these let's do our best to go back to the 60's 70's system of just the onfield umpire making all decisions, do away with these stupid TV replays, 3rd umnpire, match refree etc.....all FIFA, Grand Slams, Rugbee matches etc are not using much of TV tech.....so why this fuss about cricket using some stupid TV tech that's not reliable at all.....ON FIELD UMPIRES U R THE JUDGE.....TAKE OVER....

  • on June 30, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    This would not matter to India's total. He would have another 1 or 2 runs only.

  • on June 30, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    SHAME ON U BROADCASTERS OF TENCRICKET

  • P__P on June 30, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    So, are you going to report when the UDRS works? Here the technology worked, but IMG screwed up. Your title should have read "Dhoni done in by IMG". Isn't this the IMG that runs IPL? Must be having pots of money to hire more than one "senior" replay operative. Stop being the official "whiner" for Team India. They can do it well enough for themselves.

  • vishwanath.sreeraman on June 30, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    does the Dhoni dismissal open up new possibilities for match fixing? would bookies find it easier to target broadcasting crew members or whoever operates the dismissal replays...to sway key dismissals (whenever possible) depending on how bets are placed (there is already much speculation about Tendulkar's LBW reversal in the WC)...may sound like a far fetched conspiracy theory at this point...but weirder things have happened where money and underworld is involved

  • intcamd on June 30, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    Wonderful. Honest mistake, my foot. This goes directly to BCCI's point. If the third umpire can't even find the right shot for the no ball, what hope do they have of actually getting the decision right on snickometers, hotspot, ball trajectory etc. Where is Sambit when you need him, yesterday he was piling upon the BCCI to prove his "objectivity" credentials, what would he say to a joke of a decision such as this?

  • yenjvoy1 on June 30, 2011, 17:09 GMT

    @donda - No, this is not a situation to be remedied by DRS. It is an argument against DRS - if the new system is just transferring the human point of failure from the on field umpire to the broadcaster's control room, it is not an improvement, specially with the additional cost to setup DRS. What is the point if the new system is error prone as ever, just in new ways.

  • on June 30, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    Test# 1998 and it happened only once... thats no big deal... mistakes happen. We are human...

  • on June 30, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    Imagine the other way round...Umpire ruled no-ball and did not seek replay intervention. The "Broad"caster makes a mistake and shows the replay that it was NOT a no-ball. We would have had hundreds of posts on how umpires are being pressurized to give decisions in favour of India. Then comes the clarification that it was in fact a no-ball and the replay was incorrect. Another hundred posts on how BCCI is influencing broadcasters to issue false statements !!! Heads you win, tails I lose!!

  • rajithwijepura on June 30, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    I will not surprised if MS Dhoni comes up with criticizing the role of third umpire and inspire BCCI for not use third umpires in any form of the cricket. Take a note of this comment

  • OutCast on June 30, 2011, 17:00 GMT

    WHY DO WI NEED A CRICKET TEAM? THEY CAN'T EVEN SCORE BASEBALL SCORES... IT'S PATHETIC TO SEE WEST INDIANS GET PAID WHOPPING SUM AND GET ON THE FIELD AND MAKE SINGLE DIGIT SCORES... CRICKET IS SO DESPERATE AND IRONICALLY THE DECLINED POPULARITY IS DUE TO INCOMPETENT TEAMS PLAY IN THE LEAGUE..

  • CharlieAlanJakeHarperFamily on June 30, 2011, 16:53 GMT

    good teams always find a way to get on top and win matches and never whinge about false decision even after last match dhoni said that we could have finished the match in 3 days and would have been at hotel instead of being at press conference with hotspot,snicko in eng series i doubt we would see howlers or bloopers to say

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    The Indian media is at it again..!!!..calling it a conspiracy against the Indian captain...but yes unfortunate for Dhoni as the team needed the runs...

  • sweetspot on June 30, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    So, suddenly these clowns cannot do the job even if they have all the tools? What kind of dummies work in these jobs? And what in heavens is an "honest mistake"? As if there is a "dishonest mistake"! It is inefficiency, plain and simple. Was the umpire so blind as to not know this was the wrong replay with so much of the foot behind the line? How about getting that "foot fault detector" used in tennis? BEEP and we know it is a no-ball. Throw the umpires out, keep only the technology.

  • Johnjoy on June 30, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    I am from India. Well... I dont mind this cos the Shots Dhoni played were tooo bad and deserved his wicket ;)

  • USIndianFan on June 30, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    The solution to this is simple. Penalize the broadcaster.

  • S.N.Singh on June 30, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    THE UMPIRE SHOULD BE PENALIZED FOR MAKING MISTAKE OR ELSE WHY HAVE THEM THERE ? WHAT IS THE USE OF ALL THESE TECHNOLOGY, THIRD UMPIRE AND REGULAR UMPIRE AND THE ICC DRS/HOT SPOT SYSTEM UNDR TRIAL, WE STILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DECISION MAKING. AND IT IS AGAINST INDIA ? IS NOT UNDERSTANDABLE FOR INDIA TO GO AGAINST ANY SYSTEM THAT IS NEW. ENEN THE NEW SYSTEM ISNOT WORKING ? RAINA, DHONI GOT RAW DEALS AND THE CRIOCKET REFREE APOLOGIZED ? IN TODAY'S WORLD APOLOGIZES ARE JUST LIKE THROWING WATER A A DUCK BACK ?

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    Cool!!! So Dhoni was not out!! Hmmm. Let him bat twice in the 2nd innings.

  • berserk81 on June 30, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    @Donda: The third umpire was shown a wrong video footage and so the decision would have been the same even with DRS. All hail Cris!!

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    I think human error is human error. If DRS had been in place, and the official is shown the wrong ball, the error would have been the same, probably the apology coming from a different party. You need to have a on screen info in place, e.g. bowler, ball etc. so that the 3rd umpire knows that he has reviewed the correct delivery.

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    are these umpires blind or what...pathetic....

  • Jim1207 on June 30, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    Even if DRS has been present, this would have been black mark of DRS only. It raises an important question about hawk-eye implementation - Hawk-eye technician needs to do manual projection in ball-tracking technology. If providing a correct replay of a ball during a third umpire can lead to wrong doing in a "live and tense" environment, how difficult would a hawk-eye technician's job be? DRS and hawk-eye also needs a careful observation to make sure it is perfect.

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    Oh so funny......for years we had to put up with dodgy Indian umpires, when things go the other way its OMG what are you doing to us.....

    LOLOLOLOL

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    So what about the blatant mistakes such as the Bravo dismissal that can adversely affect the game? smh

  • cric-procrastinator on June 30, 2011, 16:29 GMT

    @donda, are you kidding. You are turning an incident that proves BCCI point that UDRS is not ready for prime time by saying BCCI is paying for not accepting UDRS. This very same UDRS did not give the correct decision in Dhonis case, so how is BCCI wrong, infact BCCI are correct. Do you know what other "honest" mistakes might happen again.

  • cricket_fan_1 on June 30, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    Why did Gould go for the 3rd Umpire...? This has nothing to do with UDRS. UDRS is not for no balls. If India pull it off despite such poor umpiring, that would be a treat.

  • Sarangarajan on June 30, 2011, 16:27 GMT

    It has been always possible for the host broadcaster to manipulate the replays and the system-especially the Hawk eye" whenever they chose to do so. There have been many instances in the cricket matches played so far if any one had seen the live telecasts over a period of time. There is no accountability attached to the broadcasters.All of the viewers are trying to believe what is shown on the telly and seldom bother about the authenticity. How this mistake had come out in the open is something one should ponder. It is easy for the match referee, in this case ,the famous Broad, to call it as an honest mistake. If such a lapse had happened in Asia, he would have been the first to penalise the broadcaster heavily with huge fine and possible ban.Time is not far off when one should have neutral broad- caster like neutral umpires.It may sound far fetched now- but then that is bound to happen.

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    Implications of this ridiculous mistake on UDRS: say a batsman reviews a decision. And the third umpire is shown the wrong replay. What use is the UDRS then? I've never seen such a careless mistake in the history of cricket.

  • TrexTrainer on June 30, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    What kind of morons set up this system? Don't they have simple safeguards in place like making sure the volume is turned up, the replay we are watching are for the correct ball? Seriously, what kind of amateurish bull is this? Everything is a joke in cricket administration/umpiring.

  • jagan77 on June 30, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    Maybe there are better methods the ICC can use to ARMTWIST the BCCI.

  • Mahesh4811 on June 30, 2011, 16:25 GMT

    dhoni was the main opposing party of DRS...have fun now with these errors.

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    Mr.Broad, its funny ur name!! you are actually Mr.Narrow!!

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    till RECENTLY TEST MATCHES WERE DECIDED LARGELY BY UMPIRING ERRORS FOR NEARLY A 100 YEARS

    ACCURACY HAS COME IN LATELY ,BUT BCCI DOES NOT WANT TO LOSE ADVT TIME FOR THE SAKE OF DRS

    FOR BCCI AD-MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ACCURACY OF UMPIRING DECISIONS N BALASUBRAMANIAN 30 6 11

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:14 GMT

    wat a catastrophe! but it is completely BCCI s fault as they are the ones who decided not to use the review system even though all the other major teams have accepted it........... i would consider this misfortunes of the Indian players in this series as a BOON to Team India since it has put a wake up call to the BCCI due which finally BCCI has agreed to use the review system from the next series......and with England next,it would certainly help India's cause......

  • mogan707 on June 30, 2011, 16:14 GMT

    If the umpire did not have the help from TV umpire and if he had spotted if he had overstepped he would have signalled a no ball straightaway.Since he did have the help of TV umpire he thought that he could have confirmed it;rather it turned otherwise.Is it a one off incident?Or many more are they like this?

  • Barkers on June 30, 2011, 16:13 GMT

    Yes it was a mistake but if India had agreed to UDRS he wouldnt have been given out. Poor India

  • on June 30, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    balaji credit goes to ur mom

  • ashankar on June 30, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    @donda Curse for not using DRS? You kidding me? Dude, you understood the issue here? if not please let me know. i dont want to explain to people who jumps in without reading the article.:@

  • coolbuddy100 on June 30, 2011, 16:01 GMT

    They should still reverse the decision....give 1 extra run to India...take 1 wicket out of Edwards tally and keep Dhoni "not out".....it all adds upto player stats too.... what say?

  • green_jelly on June 30, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    "... honest mistake in what is a tense and live environment..." - Brilliant Mr. Broad! Now extend the same courtesy to Raina and Bravo for their disappointment over their wickets. If you fine these batsmen at the end of the match, then you sir are a hypocrite.

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    can't help it but just sitback and watch the game.... no wonder that mistakes like these happens only against India... well I do believe in superstition, and this venue being unlucky for India, no wonder errors go against India.

  • Agnihothra on June 30, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    Worst case of responsibility abdication of a professional body.."If DRS was available then ICC personnel will oversee.." if ICC delegates will oversee only on DRS then WHY are they implementing the TV check for no-balls????"

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:40 GMT

    Well, this is rather dissapointing. i was hoping to see dhoni fire in this series and was dissapointed by his poor form but now i see it really isnt his fault much. Something must be done to make sure mistakes like this never happen again. i can only imagine the uproar it would have caused if such a thing had happened in the world cup final.

  • legstump2009 on June 30, 2011, 15:38 GMT

    haha, can we have UDRS please now!, apparently it will stop bias decision making

  • VijayMVC on June 30, 2011, 15:36 GMT

    People speak about DRS and technology, but how advanced is the technology used, it is the human-error which is still jeopardizing the situation. If a player shows decent on a wrong decision, he is reprimanded and fined, under ICC code of conduct. But if an Umpire / Official or others (the Broadcaster in this case) does a irreversible mistake, which rule of ICC is reprimanding or imposing fine on them, so that similar situations are not repeated? Think the ICC code of conduct has to be changed, to bring in the official and others involved with the game too to avoid this type of situations.

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:33 GMT

    Maybe forgiven and forgotten in case India win or the match is drawn / washed out. However,if India do lose this game...

  • Tarzansree on June 30, 2011, 15:21 GMT

    still i favour technology.... as human errors can be there in both cases... but accuracy would be better in technology.

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    what the hell, how would now we trust drs replays...

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    Even if he was given not out then, nothing might have changed to the score. He already crossed his use by date in test cricket, just enjoying the benefits of his work in other formats of the game.

  • Alexk400 on June 30, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    That is bad. it does n't look good for IMG. IMG almost influenced the game with that wrong replay. Even if india loses the test will have black spot.

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    Ha Ha Ha.....now what would the DRS supporters say about this incident ? Human eye had sensed a no-ball which the technology completely rejected...Ha Ha Ha and the irony is that this had to happen to Dhoni of all people....

    Am not saying DRS is bad but to think its fool-proof is ideotic and nost of it should be ironed out before rolling out to International cricket....

  • gandabhai on June 30, 2011, 15:10 GMT

    So that makes it 5 incorrect decisions going against India in the first test .How about putting the Umpires in the ' cooler ' for one week as punishment for consistently BAD umpireing. WE MUST HAVE SOMEONE TO MAKE SHURE THE UMPIRES & MATCH REFEREES ARE CAREFULLY REGULATED . They carry the cricketers futures in their hands every time they walk onto the field .THEY are not bigger than the game .

  • heat-seeker on June 30, 2011, 15:08 GMT

    6 mistakes in Jamaica. 2 more in Barbados... just because there is no UDRS, can umpires (and the broadcaster in this case) serve up mediocrity repeatedly?? And largely against just 1 team...

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    Haha! .. IMG better be preparing itself for some grief. Couldn't have come at a worse time when DRS is hogging the limelight and Dhoni is one of the two players rooting against it.

  • heat-seeker on June 30, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    6 mistakes in Jamaica. 2 more in Barbados... just because there is no UDRS, can umpires (and the broadcaster in this case) serve up mediocrity repeatedly?? And largely against just 1 team...

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    Funny... "honest" mistake... I don't understand with so much technology and the Umpire right next to the bowler can't see a no ball... And it's not the first "honest" mistake they did in the Indian Innings. It happened with Raina just 3 overs before.

    Bishoo to Raina, OUT, Raina falls to a late decision from Asad Rauf, he is not happy at all with the decision, Bishoo got the ball to bounce awkwardly around leg stump and Raina failed to keep it down, it lobbed up off the thigh pad and forward short leg tumbled forward to take the catch, the appeal from Windies wasn't particularly aggressive, replays do not show any bat being involved, Raina stood inside the boundary for a long time before reluctantly going inside the dressing room.

    Are the Umpires under Pressure ?? If they can't decide then go completely with the technology we have and make them Dummy just to count the number of balls. So shame on their part. Couple of Wrong Decisions can change the Game.

  • royramesh on June 30, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    THE ONLY MISTAKE MADE HERE WAS BY IAN GOULD THE UMPIRE. IT HAS BECOME A REGULAR UMPIRING HABIT NOW FOR THE BOWLING END UMPIRE TO CALL FOR A REVIEW WHEN HE DOESN'T CALL NO BALL AND AFTER A DISMISSAL HE ASKS FOR A REVIEW AS HE SUSPECTS IT MAY HAVE BEEN A NO BALL. THIS IS TOTALLY WRONG IN LAW AND AGAINST UMPIRING FIELD CRAFT PROCEDURES. IF HE ISN'T TOTALLY CONVINCED THAT THE BOWLERS FRONT FOOT OR PART OF, IS BEHIND THE POPPING CREASE (OR BACK FOOT IS NOT TOUCHING OR BEYOND THE RETURN CREASE) HE SHOULD CALL AND SIGNAL NO BALL. HE CAN'T GO BACK AND ASK FOR A REPLAY. MOST UMPS NOW STAND ABOUT 16 FEET BEHIND THE POPPING CREASE. WHY IN HEAVENS NAME! ONE REASON IS COS BOWLERS ASK THEM TO. BOWLERS DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHT WHERE THE UMPIRE STAND. HOW CAN UMPIRES JUDGE A FOOT FAULT CORRECTLY FROM 16 FEET AWAY? THE ICC HAS AUTHORISED THIS TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAWS BY THE UM PIRES. AS WITH OTHERS DECISIONS THEY ARE DESTROYING THE LAWS OF CRICKET.

  • donda on June 30, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    This is curse on BCCI for not using DRS and now they are paying in the face of mistakes by ICC and tv companies.

    This is prime example for BCCI that they should chill and don't always go against any ICC rule.

    Indian team is suffering because of BCCI stubbornness.

    have fun now.

  • on June 30, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    So here is the problem. I completely have the view that BCCI is abusing the power it has. But its these stupid comments by people from countries like Aus and Eng that really get Indian's wrath... When someone on their side makes a mistake its "Honest" and when Dhoni complains about umpiring.. it is considered "Unfair" criticism..

    Get over yourselves.. and play fair.. call it a big mistake and the guy should be fired.

  • Shan_Karthic on June 30, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    Great. And everybody wants DRS driven by broadcasters who are not bound by ICC code. What if a host broadcaster makes a "honest" mistake in a close match that decides the outcome of the Test Championship or WC?

  • cric-procrastinator on June 30, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    People from around the world keep complaining that BCCI is agianst UDRS because they can control umpires and win games. This has proved that BCCI neither controls umpires because harper gave 6 decisions against India in the first test and host broadcaster made an "honest" mistake against Indian player. To some extent BCCI stand against UDRS is vindicated, sure UDRS is needed but only when all issues and concerns expressed by BCCI and any other cricket board are completely resolved.

  • on June 30, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Damn gud.. Credits ta cris:):):)

  • on June 30, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    Dhoni out two times in the no ball inthis series ...what kind of umpiring is this... raina was not out...

  • on June 30, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    Ridiculous.. Even these third fourth umpires cant look at tv screen properly and tell wheather it is out or not... forget UDRS being there or not.. Mistakes like this are that Ridiculous....

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  • on June 30, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    Ridiculous.. Even these third fourth umpires cant look at tv screen properly and tell wheather it is out or not... forget UDRS being there or not.. Mistakes like this are that Ridiculous....

  • on June 30, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    Dhoni out two times in the no ball inthis series ...what kind of umpiring is this... raina was not out...

  • on June 30, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Damn gud.. Credits ta cris:):):)

  • cric-procrastinator on June 30, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    People from around the world keep complaining that BCCI is agianst UDRS because they can control umpires and win games. This has proved that BCCI neither controls umpires because harper gave 6 decisions against India in the first test and host broadcaster made an "honest" mistake against Indian player. To some extent BCCI stand against UDRS is vindicated, sure UDRS is needed but only when all issues and concerns expressed by BCCI and any other cricket board are completely resolved.

  • Shan_Karthic on June 30, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    Great. And everybody wants DRS driven by broadcasters who are not bound by ICC code. What if a host broadcaster makes a "honest" mistake in a close match that decides the outcome of the Test Championship or WC?

  • on June 30, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    So here is the problem. I completely have the view that BCCI is abusing the power it has. But its these stupid comments by people from countries like Aus and Eng that really get Indian's wrath... When someone on their side makes a mistake its "Honest" and when Dhoni complains about umpiring.. it is considered "Unfair" criticism..

    Get over yourselves.. and play fair.. call it a big mistake and the guy should be fired.

  • donda on June 30, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    This is curse on BCCI for not using DRS and now they are paying in the face of mistakes by ICC and tv companies.

    This is prime example for BCCI that they should chill and don't always go against any ICC rule.

    Indian team is suffering because of BCCI stubbornness.

    have fun now.

  • royramesh on June 30, 2011, 14:59 GMT

    THE ONLY MISTAKE MADE HERE WAS BY IAN GOULD THE UMPIRE. IT HAS BECOME A REGULAR UMPIRING HABIT NOW FOR THE BOWLING END UMPIRE TO CALL FOR A REVIEW WHEN HE DOESN'T CALL NO BALL AND AFTER A DISMISSAL HE ASKS FOR A REVIEW AS HE SUSPECTS IT MAY HAVE BEEN A NO BALL. THIS IS TOTALLY WRONG IN LAW AND AGAINST UMPIRING FIELD CRAFT PROCEDURES. IF HE ISN'T TOTALLY CONVINCED THAT THE BOWLERS FRONT FOOT OR PART OF, IS BEHIND THE POPPING CREASE (OR BACK FOOT IS NOT TOUCHING OR BEYOND THE RETURN CREASE) HE SHOULD CALL AND SIGNAL NO BALL. HE CAN'T GO BACK AND ASK FOR A REPLAY. MOST UMPS NOW STAND ABOUT 16 FEET BEHIND THE POPPING CREASE. WHY IN HEAVENS NAME! ONE REASON IS COS BOWLERS ASK THEM TO. BOWLERS DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHT WHERE THE UMPIRE STAND. HOW CAN UMPIRES JUDGE A FOOT FAULT CORRECTLY FROM 16 FEET AWAY? THE ICC HAS AUTHORISED THIS TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAWS BY THE UM PIRES. AS WITH OTHERS DECISIONS THEY ARE DESTROYING THE LAWS OF CRICKET.

  • on June 30, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    Funny... "honest" mistake... I don't understand with so much technology and the Umpire right next to the bowler can't see a no ball... And it's not the first "honest" mistake they did in the Indian Innings. It happened with Raina just 3 overs before.

    Bishoo to Raina, OUT, Raina falls to a late decision from Asad Rauf, he is not happy at all with the decision, Bishoo got the ball to bounce awkwardly around leg stump and Raina failed to keep it down, it lobbed up off the thigh pad and forward short leg tumbled forward to take the catch, the appeal from Windies wasn't particularly aggressive, replays do not show any bat being involved, Raina stood inside the boundary for a long time before reluctantly going inside the dressing room.

    Are the Umpires under Pressure ?? If they can't decide then go completely with the technology we have and make them Dummy just to count the number of balls. So shame on their part. Couple of Wrong Decisions can change the Game.

  • heat-seeker on June 30, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    6 mistakes in Jamaica. 2 more in Barbados... just because there is no UDRS, can umpires (and the broadcaster in this case) serve up mediocrity repeatedly?? And largely against just 1 team...